Conversation in the cathedral

Mario Vargas Llosa, 1936-

Book - 2005

A Haunting tale of power, corruption, and the complex search for identity Conversation in The Cathedral takes place in 1950s Peru during the dictatorship of Manuel A. Odría. Over beers and a sea of freely spoken words, the conversation flows between two individuals, Santiago and Ambrosia, who talk of their tormented lives and of the overall degradation and frustration that has slowly taken over their town. Through a complicated web of secrets and historical references, Mario Vargas Llosa the mental and moral mechanisms that govern power and the people behind it. More than a historic analysis, Conversation in The Cathedral is a groundbreaking novel that tackles identity as well as the role of a citizen and how a lack of personal freedom can forever scar a people and a nation.

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New York : Rayo 2005.
1st Rayo ed
Item Description
Originally published in Spain in 1969. English translation by Harper & Row, c1975.
Physical Description
601 p. ; 21 cm
Main Author
Mario Vargas Llosa, 1936- (-)
Other Authors
Gregory Rabassa (-)
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